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19 November 2020

Castle Rock Estate [Porongurup WA], Great Southern Shiraz 2018

This Castle Rock Estate 2018 Shiraz from the Great Southern region of WA displays deep dense mulberry colour on first pour
On the nose, there is an initial delivery of oak-driven aromas which soon meld with the expected primary varietal characteristics  
The nose and palate are redolent of black / blueberries, white pepper and mixes herbs.
Mid-palate astringency and the 13.8% Alc warmth soon round off the initial angularity
This all results in a textural, savoury Shiraz with ongoing wafts of cherry and leathery tobacco which keep evolving on breathing
This is another well-assembled Shiraz by winemaker Rob Diletti, reflective of its regionality [one can almost smell and taste the maritime mineral influence] and dedicated elevage
Our examplar was enjoyed over two nights without loss of character or depth 
It can be drunk now with hearty protein meals or put away for a few years cellaring
Price: $34
Wine Category: Shiraz
Cellar: Now to 5 years
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